If there was any doubt about the European Union’s attitude toward the state of Israel or the very real gains the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is making in its campaign to demonize Israel, a decision this week from an E.U. court about the labeling of consumer products made their position clear.

As the Jerusalem Post reports, “Israeli goods produced over the pre-1967 line must be marked as settlement products, the European Union’s top court said Tuesday in a landmark ruling that mandates such labeling in all 28 EU member states for the first time.” The ruling is binding on all E.U. member states and stipulates, in part, “Foodstuffs originating in territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin, accompanied–where those foodstuffs come from a locality or a group of localities constituting an Israeli settlement within that territory–by the indication of that provenance.” The order applies to all goods “produced in east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as well as the West Bank settlements.”


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